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Atom feed: What is the link for this? (11 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi
    I see in the right sidebar links for RSS feed but I don't see any for atom.
    What is the URL I use for an atom feed?
    Thanks
    Sara

  2. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi there,
    That don't seem to work. When I click on the link I created it just tries to download the file.
    Thanks

  4. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes that's what Atom feeds do.

  5. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    where can i check the functionality of atom feed? :S

  6. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You can use the validator: http://feedvalidator.org/

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh O.K. :)
    As a matter of interest what programs read Atom?
    Thanks

  8. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    mine did not validate.
    but i am also more interested in checking out the programs that read atom feeds. and why the need for yet another syndication feed. :)

  9. philor
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Simplest answer: if an RSS description contains an HTML tag, with the brackets entity-encoded, then it is either HTML and the author expects a reader program to interpret the HTML, or it is text talking about the HTML tag. There is absolutely no way to tell which, with RSS. There's also no agreement on what relative URLs mean, and since the RSS spec is frozen with those (and several other) ambiguities still there, the only way to have a syndication format that doesn't call for guessing was to write another one.

  10. mmarin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Shouldn't the Atom feed return a file that ends in ".xml"? I'm getting the following file: "wp-atom.php"--which although the Atom inside is fine, the browser doesn't display it. If I change the file suffix to .xml, then of course PHP doesn't process it. Any way to fix this? Most Atom feeds will display in the browser, like RSS feeds, so users are used to that behavior.

  11. mmarin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Even a simpler answer: if you don't think it's necessary, don't use it in your blog. Nobody's holding a gun to your head.

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